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A native of Windsor Ontario Canada, John first got involved in music at the age of 8. Active in programs throughout elementary and high school, he went on to university and achieved Honours degrees in both Music and Education (University of of Windsor). As a professional musician in the local music scene, John has performed as lead vocalist, keyboardist, and sax man with such groups as “Cloud”, “Fiesta”, and “Prime Time”. Most notable however, was his 8 year stint with Windsor’s premier Top 40 group, “Barrelhouse”.
As a songwriter/composer/arranger, John has written a number of radio/TV jingles for area businesses as well as receiving awards for his songwriting (Polaris Song Festival). In collaboration with friends Larry Thompson and Rick Beneteau, he has had cuts with former Tower of Power/ Kenny G. vocalist Lennie Williams, as well as former “Star Search” winner Catte Addams. In August of 2009, John released his long awaited debut CD “Orion Rising”, which continues to do well both in sales and radio airplay. John founded Green Eyed Soul in 1990 and the act is still going strong.
You can visit John’s website at: www.johntheaker.com